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, and spirit, to the whole community of sandy hook and newtown. a model for the nation, a model for the world, and we thank you for the world's support, calling, e-mailing, texting their love and their commitment to be one with us. use them, lord. take the passion that each one has and transform it totally, completely into your spirit of compassion. and we ask this all, amen. amen. >> newtown is a place that loves children above all. families move to newtown because we are a caring and loving community. we are also a place that has great pride in our schools, pride that propels the students in those schools with their outstanding teachers and administrators to high achievement and great personal worth. the horror that was visited upon our sandy hook school was not deserved. it was an angry and desperate act of a confused young man. there's no blame to be laid on us, but there is a great burden and a great challenge that these families devastated by unspeakable harm know and trust that we love them and will do everything we can to help them heal. i know that newtown will prevail, that we will
who were killed at sandy hook elementary prayed and went to sunday school. she was back on this sunday for all her students, including those who survived. >> you had a lot of children here in this room, what was that like for you. >> it was a little bit -- it was very scary, because i spent yesterday trying to prepare for today. but you don't know what's going to happen. and right in the middle a child raised their hand. i said yes, and they said, my friends died. later on when we got to the point where we prayed, pretty much every child in here had a prayer, and many of them were my friend jack died, my friend ben died, my friend charlotte died. we prayed, we probably prayed more than we've ever prayed before. >> she knew there would be anxiety among the children and their parents. she saw both. >> we were a little worried. we had kids whose parents said they didn't want to come to class. it's like a school and they were worried. one girl didn't want to come because ben wouldn't be there. there was a lot of anxiety. ben would have been sitting right here on this carpet with me. so whe
of education. she helped get hochsprung the position. she volunteered at sandy hook for 15 years. it's difficult for you to join us today. you knew some of the victims' families. it's so -- i'm not even involved in this, and it's hard to get words out without even crying. how are you guys doing? >> my family has been affected directly and -- but i think the worst part of this, aside from losing all our angels and some amazing adults in our school, is that this school was so close and we had such an amazing set of staff and students and parent volunteers and so when you have something like this happen in an environment where there was so much love and joy, everyone just feels violated. i -- as someone, i was actually involved in the school for 17 years, and i just stopped being involved last spring and i worked with the children on a weekly basis on a newspaper program. all my children went through the program. it's just -- it's unbelievable that this could happen to a little school that had so much love and joy in it. >> why did you feel it was important to speak out now? >> because
. >>> in the wake of friday's shooting, students at sandy hook elementary school are bound to have lots of questions that could be very challenging for their parents to answer. joining us this morning from time warner center is dr. susan lipkin. a siciologist who specialized in school. susan, if i can, i'd like to start with you. how do you possibly reassure children. those children here in newtown, those children who experienced something horrific and even children who are not here and across the country that their schools are safe when the reality is something terrible happened. >> the most important thing is to talk to the child at their level. to get them to talk, to play, to draw out everything that is in their mind so you understand what level they are at and at that point you have to reassure them. the most important thing is for the parents' demeanor to be calm, not to be anxious. not to be constantly watching the news and to feel secure in themselves because the children will model the feelings that they're getting from their parents. >> when i talked to some of the parents here whose child
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